To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Rugby and Kenilworth dated 3 December 1987 concerning the case of Mr. A. Archer, which was referred by his Department to the Department of Health and Social Security on 11 January and referred back to his Department on 16 February; and if he will make a statement.
I apologise to my hon. Friend for the considerable delay in responding to his letter of 3 December 1987. Inquiries are being made to establish the facts relating to the case in question and I hope to be able to reply in the very near future.